There are areas in our life in which we have no choice. These areas may or may not cause us a measure of grief: the family into which we are born, the country in which we live, our financial position or our health may limit us and we have no choice other than to grit our teeth as it were and make the best of it.
But bless God for He gives us a choice to make that can make an eternity of a difference for us if we choose well – and I make no exaggeration when I say AN ETERNITY of a difference!
A choice was presented to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden when a tree was planted there. They were forbidden to eat of the fruit of this tree but sadly they disobeyed and the choice they made has cast the whole human race into separation from the living God. However God in His great mercy and grace provided for them a choice in order for them to meet with him again, but only on His terms.
Down through the ages God has given to mankind choices and making the right choices has brought them into blessing beyond compare. But, God now gives to people like you and I a choice and he did it when He planted a “Tree” as it were outside the city walls of Jerusalem almost 2000 years ago.
There on the cross Jesus, the Son of God; who is the way, the truth, and the life – died – to do away with that which separated us from God – once for all. The question of sin was dealt with there at Calvary by that pure and sinless one, for you and for me.